By Bill Hayes
Expanding upon filmmaker Randall Wilson's documentary, American Biker, Hayes' ebook might be the main finished and introspective examine the biker international ever compiled. American Biker, the booklet, takes the 4 components of its subtitle-the heritage, the golf equipment, the approach to life, and the truth-and grants on every one with strong impact.
The historical past of the computer itself is there, after all, yet extra importantly, American Biker promises a historical past of the motorbike tradition instructed from the interior; from those that have really lived it.
The Clubs-the MC-are reverently explored with a decent voice that does not come from legislations enforcement infiltrators, snitches, money-oriented opportunists, biased media, or a person else at the open air of the culture.
The Lifestyle-the image-is additionally tested; from the usually fantasy-driven leisure undefined, to the weekend-warriors, to those that have actually made "all of this" a fashion of life.
And since it is written from the interior, the reality on all matters and elements of the biker international isn't compromised-even while discussing debatable issues. From membership politics to "Property of" patches, from cop golf equipment to racism, American Biker by no means backs down.
The "voices" of fact in American Biker comprise former usa Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell; Easyriders Europe Editor, Michael Stein; actor and biker Robert Patrick; bike corridor of Famers John "Rogue" Herlihy and Keith Ball; President of the mum bankruptcy of the Hessians MC, "Spike"; longtime member and officer of the Vietnam Vets MC, "Popeye"; documentary filmmaker Randall Wilson; bikers "on the street," from Daytona to Sturgis to Hollister; and lots of, many more.
The voice of writer invoice Hayes can also be heard loudly all through, because it relates years of private stories. because it decries media exploitation and distortion. because it lays naked the unending battles among legislations enforcement and bikers. And because it speaks with real emotion and natural love and recognize for the biker culture.
American Biker is a must-read for somebody eager to really comprehend the biker lifestyle.
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American Biker: The History, The Clubs, The Lifestyle, The Truth by Bill Hayes